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The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated transformations within healthcare, and also emphasized the importance of international collaboration to exchange knowledge and share innovations. The IHF’s activities in 2020 focused on facilitating worldwide connections – bringing hospitals and health service providers together to promote agile and resilient responses to the pandemic.

International Alliance of Patient Organisations

Dr Sita Ratna Duddi

Chair of the Board

Dr. Ratna Devi is the CEO and Co-founder of DakshamA Health and Education, an organisation that is dedicated to working for access to health, patient...

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Hospital and healthcare federations join forces to strengthen healthcare leadership in Africa

  The International Hospital Federation (IHF) and Africa Healthcare Federation (AHF) announced today that they have entered into a partnership...

Harnessing Big Data: the launch of a new IHF Special Interest Group with Vizient

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What to Remember from the WHA 74

This year as every year, the 74th World Health Assembly has been a key event in the healthcare world. More...

World Health Day 2024

A call for equitable healthcare in the Western Pacific 7 April is World Health Day, and the theme for 2024...

IHF Partners’ Workshop: In 2030, hospitals will be sustainable. How do we get there?

The Partners’ Workshop at the World Hospital Congress 2023 featured representatives from major international and non-governmental healthcare organizations. Participants exchanged...

Towards a sustainable future in healthcare − insights from WHC 2023 Plenary Session 3

In an era marked by climate crises and environmental concerns, the third Plenary Session of IHF’s 46th World Hospital Congress...